Monday, December 04, 2006

I made my baby say goodbye

Notes spent the night in Earth City, Missouri. I like that name, I'm tucking away that for a poem.

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I've been watching Battlestar Galactica again, from the beginning, to refresh myself for the dvd set of the second half of the second season. What a great, great show. I rewatched the mini-series this weekend for the first time in a while and while there are some obvious signs it's a pilot, in essence, for the ensuing series, in that certain characters aren't quite defined yet, I got a real charge from it: it has far more sci-fi in it than I remembered, more spectacle, which was cool to see when compared to the usual fare of politics and paranoia. It seems Baltar has been softened somewhat, at least as far as I've seen in the second season, from his portrayal in the mini-series as almost too despicable. That was interesting. Edward James Olmos continues to be an amazing coup in casting; that face barely needs a screenplay to convey meaning.

At any rate, if you haven't seen it, you should check it out.

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I had reason to compare temperatures between here and another place this weekend: that other, unnamed place was sixty five degrees colder. Yikes.

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I saw Sarah McLachlan on Good Morning America performing John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" with a choir of children, and while it's an almost too obvious choice, I'll be damned if the chorus didn't sneak up on and steamroll me: "if you want it" is devastating.

2 comments:

Heather said...

I've never seen the new BG, but when I was little, my brother and I lived for the first one. And we'd put on our dad's shirts and stretch them over our feet, simulating spaceship blast off, while we watched.

Melanie said...

Did you see last Friday's ep? There are some people I'd like to give the "dogtag in the box" treatment to.